FITZ JOHNSON

Fitz Johnson Website

Education
Undergraduate Degree in Education from The Citadel, Masters in Education from Troy University, and a Law Degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Common Core
Fitz, who has raised far more money than anyone else in the race, doesn’t blast away at Common Core like some of his fellow Republicans. “Where we need to fix the current curriculum, we should fix it,” he said, “but to throw out the entire curriculum without a set alternative would be irresponsible.”

Note: Common Core isn’t actually a curriculum; it’s a set of standards, a series of bars students in Georgia and across the country are expected to clear.

A 10-second video clip of Johnson surfaced on YouTube, with the candidate saying: “We’ve spent a lot of money on Common Core. To take it and just dump it out, that’s probably not going to happen. We know that.”

That could get Johnson in hot water with tea party activists who oppose Common Core, which could help Johnson’s opponents. Bell’s picture and name appeared under the Johnson video clip in the spot usually reserved for those who posted it.

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